American wake-robin bulbs
- Position: deep or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This Trillium has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its top performance in the garden. The luminous white flowers that often fade to pink are perfect for brightening up a shady, moist bed or woodland garden in mid to late spring. The large, broad-petalled flowers are a knockout.
These plants are quite hard to grow and will take some time to establish large clumps, so they are better suited to the more experienced gardener.
- Garden care:Plant rhizomes 5cm deep and 5cm apart in autumn. Once planted they are best left undisturbed so they can build up their numbers. Mulch in the autumn with a generous layer of leafmould.
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Hello, Thank you for my Trillium bulbs which arrived this morning, even though there is a strike! Can you give me any help with teh care of them only I 've never been very successful so far with growing them. I plant them and they just disappear never to be seen again! So any help you can give would be appreciated. JeanAsked on 29/10/2009 by Barry Williams
A:Thank you for your e-mail ,but feed them a half dose of what?! JeanAnswered on 30/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hello Jean, These plants like a partially shaded spot with ordinary soils that have a near-neutral pH. They like lots of leaf litter, but you should avoid using peat if possible as it holds too much water. Plant the rhizomes 5cm deep and 5cm apart and feed them with a half-strength dose of general purpose fertiliser before the leaves appear. Nearly all of them can cope with summer drought, but they can be damaged by late frosts. Once planted they are best left undisturbed so they can build up their numbers. Mulch in the autumn with a generous layer of leaf mould. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 29/10/2009 by Barry Williams
A:Hello Jean Any general purpose fertiliser will do - just use half the amount they
recommend on the box Best regards, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 29/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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